Make no mistake about it. Samuel Dubose was shot in the head at point blank range. The video obtained from Officer Ray Tensing’s body camera is shocking. According to news accounts of the incident, Officer Tensing, a University of Cincinnati Police Department patrolman, pulled Dubose over for a tag violation.
During the brief encounter that ensued, Dubose failed to give a straight answer about whether or not he had a drivers license. When Officer Tensing persisted in his questioning about the license, Dubose abruptly turned the car on and tried to speed away. In response, Officer Tensing drew his gun and fired a single shot that hit Dubose in the head. The car peeled off and crashed into a nearby tree where Dubose was found dead.